MVIS announce sponsorship of Derby Mountain Rescue Team

With our HQ being situated in Matlock, we have it better than most when it comes to views on our way to work. The idyllic scenery that surrounds us is more than just a treat for the eyes however, with many people choosing this area as an ideal place to walk.

Located in the Peak District, Matlock has its fair share of surrounding mountains, which are exciting and beautiful to explore for many people, but it is also highly dangerous under the wrong conditions, requiring the local Derby Mountain Rescue Team to be as familiar with the area as even the locals, bringing with them the responsibility of attending incidents of concern that the normal emergency services would be largely unequipped to handle.

Derby Mountain Rescue Team are a voluntary emergency service who attend callouts in response to requests from Derbyshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service, and West Midlands Ambulance Service. Derby Mountain Rescue Team is on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and consists entirely of highly skilled unpaid volunteers.

Their main function is the search and rescue of injured or missing people, principally in upland or mountainous areas, but they can be called on whenever their specialist skills may be of use, such as searching for vulnerable persons in rural areas.

The team are trained for many different types of incident including crag rescue and rope access, missing person search, flood and swiftwater water rescue, and pre-hospital emergency medicine.

As a company, we are also encouraging our team to increase their fitness through walking in the local area during lunch breaks and out of work. Knowing that we have the Derby Mountain Rescue Team watching out for us gives us a confidence that our team are safe when exploring the beautiful Matlock area.

MVIS are very proud to announce that we are now sponsoring Derby Mountain Rescue. Our sponsorship reasserts our commitment to not just safety, but also our local community, helping to contribute both in financial terms and in awareness of all the amazing work the Derby Mountain Rescue Team do.

Anne Ashman, UK Group Commercial and Operations Director commented, “Where we place our support as a company is a very important reflection of our priorities. We want it to be known that we place the highest value on the safety of our team and our local community. The Derby Mountain Rescue Team are highly valuable to our local area and we are very pleased to be sponsoring them.”

Sponsoring Derby Mountain Rescue is just one example of how seriously MVIS takes its corporate social responsibility. We believe that Derby Mountain Rescue is a cause that is very worthy of support and we look forward to working with them in the future.

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